Help to record the wildlife of Leicestershire and Rutland

    Submit any sighting of an animal, plant or fungus – with or without a photo – to put your dot on our species distribution maps. All records are passed on to local and national recording schemes.  All wildlife records are valuable, common or rare, and whether from your garden, local park or a nature reserve. Help To Record

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    Following on from the 2014 Atlas of Dragonflies and Damselflies in Britain and Ireland, the British Dragonfly Society aims to produce a State of Dragonflies report 2020 and they need your help. More...


    Swifts will be returning to the county in the next month, but they are in trouble and need your help! The Swift Project Partnership needs all records from Leicestershire & Rutland this summer. More...


    The Spring 2018 NFBR newsletter is now available to download or read online:

    Lots of good stuff in this issue. 

    Portevinia maculata

    The Ramsons (Wild Garlic) are up in the woods, which means that Ramson Hoverfly (Portevinia maculata) almost certainly is too. More...

    Annotated Checklist to the Beetles of VC55

    Graham Finch, County Recorder for Coleoptera, has updated the Annotated Checklist to the Beetles of VC55 (Leicestershire & Rutland). 


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    Maize Weevil

    Maize Weevil, Sitophilus zeamais, a tropical species that may be accidentally introduced into the home at any time of the year on imported products.


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    Bee Fly

    Bee Fly - Bombylius major
    Looks like a bee, stings not at all - the long proboscis is used for drinking nectar and the fly is totally harmless.


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